Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share all that’s been happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I have found from other bloggers around the web.
This and That…
Boy oh boy! How things can change in a day.
Hello and welcome to another week of all the happenings on Shiplap and Shells. As always, I love that you’re taking time out of your lives to read my blog. I can’t tell you how much it means.
It’s raining! I think it’s the first time since fall.
When you live in the Seattle area, rain can be quite controversial. We get so much of it and let’s just be honest, it can get a bit gloomy at times.
We’ve had the most incredible fall so far with unusually warm temperatures. It’s been the most wonderful continuation of summer. I think we were getting rewarded for the cold and wet spring and early summer we endured.
But fall is definitely here now.
The unusually dry weather brought terrible wildfires throughout Washington and Oregon. The smoke has been so bad, especially through Friday. In fact, it was so terrible that Seattle had the worst air quality in the world for 2 days.
With all of that, I am happy to say that the rain is here and we will be able to breathe again. I’m sure I will be complaining about it again soon, at least under my breath.
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I Did Some Shopping This Week
I met one of my best friends for coffee at Metropolitan Market in Gig Harbor.
I loved their assortment of pumpkins and fall annuals.
They do such a great job with their merchandising as you can see in these pictures.
Not that I was in the mood for cake, but look at these gorgeous works of art.
And I’m sure they’re just as delicious as they appear.
How about this pretzel?
And then it was a quick trip to the Garden Room next door.
I am IN LOVE with this light fixture!
I was amazed by all the Christmas they already have out on the sales floor. I mean…UNBELIEVABLE!
Do you have a decorating theme for the winter holidays yet?
A Walk Through the Garden
I planted 2 iris collections from Breck’s Bulbs last week.
Here are the flowers that are in the Renowned Batik Iris Collection.
And here is the gorgeous Twice As Nice Reblooming Iris Collection.
To see more of what Breck’s Bulbs has to offer, CLICK HERE.
The moles are still a thorn in my side. After getting messages on Instagram from several followers, I will slowly stop complaining about them since voles are so much worse and we don’t have those thank goodness.
I’ll be sharing my greenhouse decorated for fall next week on the blog, including it all, dressed up for Halloween.
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What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Looking for some creative ideas for an autumn tablescape? I’ve got you covered with 10 fall fabulous table decoration ideas and inspiration that will be sure to wow your guests.
I’m sharing a few of my favorite thrift store and flea market finds and ideas on how to repurpose and reinvent them without breaking the bank.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Wait until you see how easy it is to make a concrete Jack O’ Lantern planter. Meeghan at Cali Girl in a Southern World gives you a tutorial on how to make your own planters for your fall flowers and plants.
Who loves doughnut holes? Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest shares her recipe for homemade baked cinnamon sugar apple cider doughnut holes and they look incredible! These are the coziest treats to enjoy with a steaming mug of hot chocolate or your favorite latte.
Pumpkins and fresh seasonal flowers are 2 of my favorite things for fall. So when Stacy at Brick’s and Blooms created this gorgeous centerpiece using them both, I seriously fell in love.
My friend Rachel at the Pond’s Farmhouse shares how she uses recycled scrap fabric to make sustainable gift-wrapping toppers. These eco-friendly wrapping ideas are budget-friendly and super easy to make.
This Northwoods shingle-style home.
This homemade granola apple crisp.
This home project in Utah.
Ideas for sending Christmas card greetings and holiday wishes.
These fabulous fall recipes.
An Oldie But a Goodie
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Until next time,